SIOUX CITY – Rex Towns was installed as president of the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Board of Directors Dec. 12. He succeeds Ron French.

Other officers are: Andrea Johnson, vice president; Bruce R. Miller, secretary; and Larry Jensen, treasurer.

Towns has been a member of the L&C Board since 2009. He retired from the Sioux City Community School District in 2008 after 33 years as a teacher and music director. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Iowa State University Extension, Woodbury County, Master Gardener Program, contributing more than 5,000 volunteer hours.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Morningside College and a master of music from the University of South Dakota.

The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center is a private, nonprofit cultural complex built and sustained by Missouri River Historical Development Inc. (MRHD).